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Watershed Psychological Services
4255 Pheasant Ridge Drive Ste#412
Blaine, MN 55449
763-317-6222
www.Watershedpsych.com

Natalie is a therapist with experience and specialty in assisting adoptive families and their children/teens. She is passionate about working with young children, but also enjoys working with all ages regarding adoption issues. Her office is both adult and child friendly.

“As a therapist, my goal is to help you, your child, and/or your family work through hardships and struggles so you can enjoy all that life has to offer. I work with individuals, couples, families, children and adolescents. By utilizing evidence based practices I assist clients in gaining deeper knowledge and insight into current issues. Most important to my therapy practice is developing empathetic and trust based relationship with the clients I serve.

My professional experiences have taught me that my passion is working with children and families. I have a wealth of knowledge in infant and child mental health and practice non-directive play therapy methods. Also, I have experience assisting with adoption issues, family struggles, trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, PTSD, coping with life change, woman’s issues and child and adolescent mental health issues.”

Background:

University of Minnesota (St. Paul, MN) – Permanency and Adoption Certification

Northwest University (Kirkland, WA) – Masters of Counseling and Psychology

Trinity Lutheran College (Everett, WA) – Bachelor of Arts in Youth and Family Programs with and emphasis in Pre-Counseling

Additional Information

Service Location: Office Based

Languages Spoken: English

Permanency and Adoption Competency Certificate Graduate (University of Minnesota Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare): Yes, 2014 Co-hort

Practice Focus:
Young Child (0-5)
Elementary Age (6-12)
Teen (13-18)
Young Adult (Adopted person; 19+)
Adult (Adopted person)
Adult (Adoptive Parent – Individual)
Couples
Family
Birth/First Parent/Family
LGBTQ

Areas of Practice Strength:
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Eating Disorders
Self-Harming Behaviors
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Search & Reunion Support
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Transracial/Transcultural
Open Adoption
Sexual Abuse (Victim)

Treatment Modalities:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Play Therapy: Experiential and Sand Tray Play Therapy
Theraplay

updated Spring 2021

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    The use of the information on this site is strictly up to the discretion of the user.  MN ADOPT is not responsible for the contents of any outside sites through any external links provided; nor are the links an endorsement of the external site as to quality, accuracy or completeness.

    Parents should carefully choose a therapist based on the individual needs of their family. For more information, please see the following:

    https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/f-therapist/

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